8 rescued on Lake Michigan when boat overturns near Diversey Harbor

Eight people were rescued from Lake Michigan when their boat overturned Saturday near Diversey Harbor on the North Side.

About 12:30 p.m., the Chicago Fire Department responded to a boat’s distress signal near the 2800 block of Lake Shore Drive, according to fire officials. First responders found their boat capsized and eight people in the water.

A 44-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and a 13-year-old boy who injured his wrist and was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital. All three were in good condition.

The rest declined treatment, authorities said.

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